Biden: ‘I Tend to Say What I Mean, and That Gets Me in Trouble - Except in Mississippi'

By Melanie Arter | February 27, 2013 | 11:35 AM EST

Vice President Joe Biden ( Starr)

( – Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at a meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General on gun violence Wednesday, said he says what he means and that gets him in trouble.

“No one’s ever doubted that I mean what I say. The problem is that I tend to say what I mean, and that gets me in trouble - except in Mississippi,” Biden said, after inviting the attorneys general to share any constructive criticism they may have about his proposals on gun control.

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“I want to invite you, and I’m gonna have my staff afterwards available – any ideas you have about what I proposed to the president. Any constructive criticism you have, I am anxious to hear. I mean that sincerely, and ask any of your predecessors. They will tell you, I mean what I say,” Biden said.